Chemical Engineering - CHEN

Courses

CHEN 2100 PRINCIPLES OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. (CHEM 1110 or CHEM 1117 or CHEM 1030 or CHEM 1033) and (MATH 1610 or MATH 1613 or MATH 1617) and (P/C CHEM 1120 or P/C CHEM 1127 or P/C CHEM 1040 or P/C CHEM 1043) and (P/C MATH 1620 or MATH 1623 or P/C MATH 1627) and (P/C PHYS 1600 or P/C PHYS 1607). Application of multicomponent material and energy balances to chemical processes involving phase changes and chemical reactions.

CHEN 2110 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. (CHEM 1030 or CHEM 1033 or CHEM 1110 or CHEM 1117) and (MATH 1620 or MATH 1623 or MATH 1627) and (CHEN 2100) and (P/C PHYS 1600 or P/C PHYS 1607) and (P/C CHEN 2650). This course is intended to comprehensively introduce the thermodynamics of single- and multi-phase, pure systems, including the first and second laws of thermodynamics, equations of state, simple processes and cycles, and their applications in chemical engineering. CHEN 2100 requires a grade of C or better.

CHEN 2610 TRANSPORT I (3) LEC. 3. Pr. (PHYS 1600 or PHYS 1607) and CHEN 2100 and (P/C MATH 2630 or P/C MATH 2637) and (P/C ENGR 2010 or P/C CHEN 2110). CHEN 2100 requires a grade of C or better. Introduction to fluid statics and dynamics; dimensional analysis; compressible and incompressible flows; design of flow systems, introduction to fluid solids transport including fluidization, flow through process media and multiphase flows.

CHEN 2650 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS OF MATHEMATICAL TECHNIQUES (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CHEN 2100 and P/C CHEN 2610 and (P/C MATH 2630 or P/C MATH 2637) and P/C MATH 2650 and COMP 1200. CHEN 2100 requires a grade of C or better. CHEN 2610 and MATH 2650 are Prerequisites with Concurrency. Application of a broad range of mathematical techniques to chemical engineering problems. Emphasis on engineering significance and interpretation of mathematical operations.

CHEN 2AA0 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING PROGRESS ASSESSMENT I (0) LAB. SU. Pr. CHEN 2100. Progress assessment examination in basic science, general chemistry, physics, basic math principles (geometry, algebra), multivariable calculus, chemical engineering process principles (mass and energy balances). CHEN 2100 requires a grade of C or better. Course may be repeated with change in topics.

CHEN 3370 PHASE AND REACTION EQUILIBRIA (3) LEC. 3. Pr. (MATH 2630 or MATH 2633 or MATH 2637) and (ENGR 2010 or CHEN 2110) and CHEN 2100 and P/C CHEN 3600 and P/C CHEN 2650. Molecular thermodynamics of phase and chemical reaction equilibria including non-ideal thermodynamics and multicomponent applications. ((ENGR 2010 or CHEN 2110) and CHEN 2100 require a grade of C or better.)

CHEN 3600 COMPUTER-AIDED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 3. Pr. COMP 1200 and MATH 2650 and CHEN 2610 and P/C CHEN 2650 and (MATH 2630 or MATH 2637) and (ENGR 2010 or CHEN 2110) and CHEN 2100. CHEN 2650 is prerequisite with concurrency. General and structured programming concepts, numerical methods, and introductory probability and statistics concepts. Application to chemical engineering problems involving material and energy balances and transport process, data validation, and analysis. (CHEN 2100 and (CHEN 2110 or ENGR 2010) and CHEN 2610 all require a grade of C or better.)

CHEN 3620 TRANSPORT II (3) LEC. 3. Pr. (MATH 2630 or MATH 2633 or MATH 2637) and (ENGR 2010 or CHEN 2110) and CHEN 2610 and P/C CHEN 3600 and MATH 2650 and P/C CHEN 2650. Fundamentals and applications of heat and mass transfer in chemical processes including conduction, convection, and radiation, heat exchange, evaporation, chemical reaction gas absorption, drying and humidification. ((ENGR 2010 or CHEN 2110) and CHEN 2610 require a grade of C or better.)

CHEN 3650 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ANALYSIS (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 3. Pr. CHEN 2650 and CHEN 3600 and CHEN 3620 and CHEN 2AA0 and MATH 2650 and P/C CHEN 3700. CHEN 2650, CHEN 3600 and CHEN 3620 all require a grade of C or better. Mathematical modeling, analytical, numerical and statistical analysis of chemical processes.

CHEN 3660 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SEPARATIONS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CHEN 3370 and CHEN 3620 and CHEN 3600. Separations processes including distillation, extraction, membrane separation, and other separation operations. (CHEN 3370, CHEN 3600, and CHEN 3620 all require a grade of C or better.)

CHEN 3700 CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. MATH 2650 and CHEN 2610 and (ENGR 2010 or CHEN 2110) and P/C CHEN 3620 and P/C CHEN 3600. Design of chemical reactors with homogeneous reaction systems. CHEN 2610 and (ENGR 2010 or CHEN 2110) require a grade of C or better.

CHEN 3820 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY I (2) LEC. 1. LAB. 3. Pr. CHEN 3600 and CHEN 3620 and MATH 2650. Experimental study of chemical thermodynamics, heat and momentum transfer with analytical, numerical, and statistical analysis. CHEN 3600 and CHEN 3620 require a grade of C or better.

CHEN 3AA0 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING PROGRESS ASSESSMENT II (0) LAB. SU. Pr. CHEN 2AA0 and P/C CHEN 3370 and P/C CHEN 3650 and P/C CHEN 3700 and P/C CHEN 3660 and CHEN 2650. Progress assessment examination in thermodynamics, linear differential equations, organic chemistry, transport phenomena (fluid mechanics, heat, mass transfer), phase and reaction equilibria, reaction engineering, design and conduction of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, professional, ethical, societal and contemporary issues. CHEN 2650 requires a grade of C or better. Course may be repeated with change in topics.

CHEN 4100 PULP AND PAPER PROCESSING LABORATORY (2) LAB. 6. Pr. CHEN 5090 or Departmental approval. Experimental study of pulping and papermaking operations.

CHEN 4170 DIGITAL PROCESS CONTROL (3) LEC. 3. Pr. (CHEN 3650 or CHEN 3653) and CHEN 3600 and CHEN 3660. Introduction of basic concepts and principles for control system. Analysis of open loop and closed-loop processes using transfer functions. CHEN 3600, CHEN 3650, and CHEN 3660 all require a grade of C or better.

CHEN 4450 PROCESS ECONOMICS AND SAFETY (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 3. Pr. (CHEM 2080 or CHEM 2087) and CHEN 3370 and (CHEN 3650 or CHEN 3653) and CHEN 3660 and CHEN 3700 and CHEN 3600. Fundamentals and applications of process economics and design, computer-aided cost estimation, profitability analysis and process improvement. Application of chemical process safety, risk assessment and management, hazard and operability analysis, chemical engineering principles for risk reduction. (CHEN 3370, CHEN 3600, CHEN 3650, CHEN 3660 and CHEN 3700 require a grade of C or better).

CHEN 4460 PROCESS SIMULATION SYNTHESIS AND OPTIMIZATION (2) LEC. 1. LAB. 3. Pr. (CHEM 2080 or CHEM 2087) and CHEN 3370 and CHEN 3650 and CHEN 3660 and CHEN 3700 and CHEN 3600. Fundamentals of computer-aided simulation and synthesis. Process integration and optimization principles including their applications in design, retrofitting and operation of chemical processes. (CHEN 3370, CHEN 3600, CHEN 3650, CHEN 3660 and CHEN 3700 require a grade of C or better).

CHEN 4470 PROCESS DESIGN PRACTICE (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 3. Pr. CHEN 3AA0 and CHEN 4450 and CHEN 4460 and CHEN 3650 and CHEN 3660 and CHEN 3700 and PHYS 1610. Flow sheet simulation and techno-economic analysis applied to complex, open-ended chemical processes. Screening of alternatives and economic optimizations. Capstone design course. CHEN 3650, CHEN 3660, and CHEN 3700 all require a grade of C or better.

CHEN 4860 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY II (2) LEC. 1. LAB. 3. Pr. CHEN 3660 and CHEN 3820 and P/C CHEN 3700 and CHEN 3650 and P/C CHEN 4170 and PHYS 1610. Experimental study of mass transfer, separations and reaction engineering. Emphasis is on open-ended laboratory projects with electronic instrumentation; experimental design with numerical and statistical analysis of data. CHEN 3650 requires a grade of C or better.

CHEN 4970 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (1-10) AAB. Departmental approval. Topical courses in special areas. Topic must be arranged with instructor during pre-registration. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit hours.

CHEN 4980 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (1-3) IND. Pr. 3.00 GPA. Departmental approval. GPA of 3.0 or higher and junior standing. Individual and small group projects. Topic must be arranged with instructor during preregistration. Research Report. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

CHEN 4997 HONORS THESIS (1-6) IND. Pr. Honors College. Departmental approval.. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

CHEN 5090 PULP AND PAPER TECHNOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. (ENGR 2010 or CHEN 2110) and (CHEM 1030 or CHEM 1033) and (CHEM 1110 or CHEM 1117) and MATH 2650. An introductory course on the technology of pulp and paper manufacturing with emphasis on raw materials, pulping, bleaching, paper making, coating and environmental control. For students with no previous formal pulp and paper background.

CHEN 5110 PULP AND PAPER ENGINEERING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CHEN 3620 and CHEN 3700 and P/C CHEN 4450. Chemical and engineering principles in the manufacturing of pulp and paper. (CHEN 3620 and CHEN 3700 require a grade of C or better.)

CHEN 5120 SURFACE AND COLLOID SCIENCE (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CHEN 3620 and CHEN 4100. Fundamentals of surface and colloid science with applications in pulping and papermaking, including sizing, retention and drainage, charge measurements, dry/wet strength additives, fillers, colorants, foams, pitch and deposits. (CHEN 3620 and CHEN 4100 require a grade of C or better).

CHEN 5410 MACROMOLECULAR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. (CHEM 2080 or CHEM 2087) and CHEN 3370. Statistical mechanics of chain molecules; thermodynamics of polymer solutions; dilute, semi-dilute, and concentrated solutions and gels; polymer physics; scaling concepts in polymer physics; reputation theory (deGennes, Doi, Edwards) and molecular dynamics; phase separations; crystallization of polymers; rubber elasticity theory; mechanical analysis; viscoelasticity; diffusion theory of polymers; surface properties of polymers. (CHEN 3370 requires a grade of C or better.)

CHEN 5420 POLYMER CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 3. Pr. (CHEM 2070 or CHEM 2077) and CHEN 3620 and CHEN 5410. Polymer rheology, transport phenomena, thermodynamics, membranes, conducting polymers, surfaces, interfaces and processing. (CHEN 3620 and CHEN 5410 require a grade of C or better).

CHEN 5430 BUSINESS ASPECTS OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (3) LEC. 3. Pr., Departmental Approval. The procession of activities required to successfully commercialize and market new chemical-engineering-based technologies to the consumer and process industries.

CHEN 5660 MACROSCALE ASSEMBLY AND APPLICATIONS OF NANOMATERIALS (3) LEC. 3. Departmental approval. Production of macroscopic assemblies and structures from nanomaterials. Processing and applications of inorganic, organic, biological and hybrid nanomaterials.

CHEN 5800 BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. P/C CHEN 3700. Bioreactor design. Analysis of enzyme and microbial processes. (CHEN 3700 requires a grade of C or better).

CHEN 5810 BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. (CHEM 2080 or CHEM 2087) and P/C CHEN 3620. Application of chemical engineering principles to the study of medical physiology. Human biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, rheological properties of blood and synovial fluid, rheology of cell membranes. Biomedical fluid mechanics and heat and mass transfer.

CHEN 5970 ADVANCED SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (1-6) LEC. Departmental approval. Topical courses in areas for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Topics must be arranged with instructor during preregistration. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 24 credit hours.

CHEN 6090 PULP AND PAPER TECHNOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. An introductory graduate level course on the technology of pulp and paper manufacturing with emphasis on raw materials, pulping, bleaching, paper making, coating and environmental control. For students with no previous formal pulp and paper background.CHEN Department Approval and Alabama Center for Paper and Bioresource Engineering Director approval.

CHEN 6110 PULP AND PAPER ENGINEERING (3) LEC. 3. Chemical and engineering principles in the manufacturing of pulp and paper.

CHEN 6410 MACROMOLECULAR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (3) LEC. 3. Statistical mechanics of chain molecules; thermodynamics of polymer solutions; dilute, semi-dilute, and concentrated solutions and gels; polymer physics; scaling concepts in polymer physics; reptation theory (deGennes, Doi, Edwards) and molecular dynamics; phase separations; crystallization of polymers; rubber elasticity theory; mechanical analysis; viscoelasticity; diffusion theory of polymers; surface properties of polymers.

CHEN 6660 MACROSCALE ASSEMBLY AND APPLICATIONS OF NANOMATERIALS (3) LEC. 3. Production of macroscopic assemblies and structures from nanomaterials. Processing and applications of inorganic, organic, biological and hybrid nanomaterials. Or departmental approval. May count either CHEN 6660 or CHEN 6666.

CHEN 6800 BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING (3) LEC. 3. Bioreactor design. Analysis of enzyme and microbial processes.

CHEN 6810 BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (3) LEC. 3. Application of chemical engineering principles to the study of medical physiology. Human biochemistry, anatomy, and physiology, rheological properties of blood and synovial fluid, rheology of cell membranes. Biomedical fluid mechanics and heat and mass transfer.

CHEN 6970 ADVANCED SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (1-6) DSL. Departmental approval. Topical courses in areas for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Topics must be arranged with instructor during preregistration. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 24 credit hours.

CHEN 7100 TRANSPORT PHENOMENA (3) LEC. 3. Principles of heat, mass and momentum transport in application of intermediate complexity. Mathematical analysis of transport problems.

CHEN 7110 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ANALYSIS AND ADVANCED TRANSPORT PHENOMENA (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CHEN 7100 or CHEN 7106. Analytical solutions of ordinary and partial differential equations pertaining to transport phenomena and other areas of chemical engineering.

CHEN 7200 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS (3) LEC. 3. Chemical reaction and phase equilibrium applied to chemical engineering problems. Properties of multicomponent real gases, liquids, and solids and property relationships. Criteria for thermodynamic equilibrium and stability, molecular thermodynamics.

CHEN 7250 CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. P/C CHEN 7100 or P/C CHEN 7106. Analysis and design of homogeneous and heterogeneous chemical reactors. Physicochemical factors and analysis of non-ideal chemical reactor behavior.

CHEN 7900 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-10) DSL/IND. SU. Departmental approval. Supervised study in specialized areas of chemical engineering. Topic must be arranged with instructor during pre-registration. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 20 credit hours.

CHEN 7950 GRADUATE SEMINAR (1) SEM. 1. SU. Seminar. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit hours.

CHEN 7970 ADVANCED SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (1-6) DSL. Departmental approval. Topical courses for graduate students. Topics must be arranged with instructor during preregistration. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit hours.

CHEN 7990 RESEARCH AND THESIS (1-20) MST. Credit hours to be arranged. Course may be repeated with change in topics.

CHEN 8990 RESEARCH AND DISSERTATION (1-20) DSR. Credit hours to be arranged. Course may be repeated with change in topics.